From the classic white exterior of this restored 19th-century palacio, guests would never guess at its transformation to a stylish boutique hotel where carved wooden doors, intricate ironwork, and a grand marble staircase artfully mix with such modern elements as steel and glass. Guest rooms feature queen beds and marble bathrooms, but some are small. Families can opt for a room with a queen and twin bed or with three twins. A hidden interior patio with lots of greenery is a nice surprise. The hotel is a little quieter than many because it lies outside the old city—a 10-minute stroll to the cathedral, 15 minutes to the City of Arts & Sciences.